Princes Highway Burrill Lake

Burrill Lake to Batemans Bay upgrade

Transport for NSW is delivering safer and more reliable journeys on the South Coast by progressing the upgrade of the Princes Highway between Burrill Lake and Batemans Bay.

The Burrill Lake CoDesign Committee, which is the newly formed committee to explore the Princes Highway upgrade at Burrill Lake forms part of the Burrill Lake to Batemans Bay project.

View the Burrill Lake CoDesign Committee (BLCC) information.

Latest news

NOV 2021

NOV 2021Final Burrill Lake Co-Design Committee meeting

Transport held its final Burrill Lake Co-Design Committee meeting on Tuesday 23 November. Transport thanks the Committee members for their participation in the Co-Design process and looks forward to continuing to engage with the wider community.

Transport has made no final decision on an option through Burrill Lake. A report on the Co-Design process will be published to the wider community in early 2022 and Transport’s preferred option will be displayed for feedback.

A number of options were discussed during the process, including how any future upgrade would interact with Burrill Lake and surrounding communities. The options were extremely varied, with a range of environmental or constructability challenges. Some options had small potential impacts and others had greater impacts.

During future planning of the project, Transport will look to reduce property, environmental and other impacts. No property impacts are confirmed as an option hasn’t been finalised and we’ll keep the community informed as soon as details are known.

Transport acknowledges the difficult decisions associated with being part of the Co-Design Committee and thanks all members for their time and participation. Transport respects the decision of some Committee member’s resignations and remains committed to continuing engagement with the wider community to achieve a positive outcome that balances the needs of all transport users alongside the qualities and amenities that makes Burrill Lake so special to locals, and appealing and accessible for visitors.

What was the scope of the committee?

The preferred corridor for the Milton Ulladulla bypass is confirmed and this corridor has informed parts of the scope of the Burrill Lake Co-Design Committee’s assessment of the highway upgrade options through Burrill Lake, including the location of the bypass connection. Visit the Milton Ulladulla bypass page to see why the Milton Ulladulla bypass option was confirmed.

The scope of the Co-Design Committee was to assess and recommend a range of design features and intersection treatments for the proposed highway upgrade through Burrill Lake including:

  • Options and intersection treatment/s at the southern connection of the Milton Ulladulla bypass
  • Highway crossing of Burrill Lake
  • Highway upgrade and treatment of various intersections at Burrill Lake (including the highway upgrade from the Milton Ulladulla bypass southern connection to Burrill Lake Drive)
  • Highway alignment and speed environments
  • Accessibility and connectivity for local vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists along the highway corridor including public transport connections and access to recreational locations and activities
  • Deliver a sense of place for the Burrill Lake community. For example, shared paths to local beaches, fishing platforms, boat ramps and other potential improvements to amenities.

A report on the Co-Design process and outcome will be published to the wider community in early 2002, and once identified, the preferred option will be displayed for feedback.

SEP 2021

SEP 2021Burrill Lake co-design committee

Thank you to the local community and to all those who responded to our invite to join the Burrill Lake co-design committee. The independent appointed committee has been formed, and these community and stakeholder representatives will join Transport and other government agencies on the committee.

The first committee meeting was be held in last August, and further meetings will be held monthly. Outcomes from these meetings will be published to the wider community on our webpage.

The scope of the CoDesign Committee is to explore and identify options for the highway upgrade at Burrill Lake, including the southern connection of the Milton Ulladulla bypass.

JUN 2021

JUN 2021Co-design committee announced for highway upgrade

Burrill Lake

We are co-designing planning for the highway upgrade at Burrill Lake, including the southern connection of the Milton Ulladulla bypass, by establishing an independent committee of community stakeholders, residents, government agencies and Transport representatives. The committee will identify and recommend an option for the highway upgrade at Burrill Lake including the southern connection of the bypass. Once identified, a preferred option will be displayed to the wider community for feedback.

The co-design approach recognises Burrill Lake is unique and any future highway upgrade must balance the needs of all transport users alongside the qualities and amenities that makes Burrill Lake so special to locals, and appealing and accessible for visitors.

Nominations for the co-design committee have closed, and the committee has been appointed.

JUN 2021

JUN 2021Princes Highway upgrade

We’re building a safer, more reliable, more efficient and better connected network. Watch our video to learn about the Princes Highway upgrade including the Milton Ulladulla bypass and the Burrill Lake Co-Design projects.

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Project information

AECOM Australia Pty Ltd were recently appointed for the investigation and planning phase of the project, which will include reviewing existing data, carrying out additional studies and commencing strategic design work. A range of strategic options will be identified before finalising a preferred option which will be available for community display and feedback.

The Princes Highway is a critical link between Sydney and the Illawarra Region with the NSW South Coast down to the Victorian border. It provides vital connections between towns and regional centres and is an important freight link. The Princes Highway connects key east-west road corridors and is a significant route for inter-regional business, tourism and leisure travel.

A proposed upgrade on the Princes Highway between Burrill Lake and Batemans Bay would help transform communities, create better and more mobile regional centres, deliver a more resilient transport network, improve safety, ease traffic congestion and grow regional economies.

The upgrade would address the 86 crashes including 2 fatal crashes and 18 serious injury crashes on this section of highway in the five years from 2014 to 2018.

The strategic investigation and design phase of this project will include reviewing existing data, carrying out additional investigations and identifying a range of options. More details on the preferred option and timeframes for next steps will be shared as the project progresses.

The Burrill Lake Co-Design Committee (BLCC) was announced by Transport for NSW in June 2021, to give the community an important voice within the process of identifying and recommending options for the highway upgrade at Burrill Lake. The Committee will include community representatives, residents, stakeholder group representatives, business owners and other key stakeholders.

While the Committee is not a decision-making or regulatory body, the advice and recommendations of the Co-Design Committee will be incorporated into the strategic planning for the Burrill Lake upgrade made by the NSW Government to the maximum extent possible.

View the Burrill Lake Co-Design Committee Information Sheet (PDF, 342Kb)

View the Burrill Lake Co-Design Committee Terms of Reference (PDF, 377Kb)

View the Burrill Lake Co-Design Committee Nomination Form (PDF, 361Kb)

View the Burrill Lake Co-Design Committee Purpose and Scope (PDF, 124kb)

Project documents

Burrill Lake Co-Design Committee

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Information Sheet

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Terms of Reference

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Nomination Form

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Purpose and Scope

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